The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SlamCouver, Nov 1, 2008.
Ahh.. I love them beer.
The "Oly roller".
nice period lettering, looks correct.
I heard a nasty rumor that the Olympia Brewery had closed. say it isn't so.
The Oly Dark that you could only get locally there was enough reason for a road trip! Not to mention they brewed Hamm's and PBR there.
I brake for Artisians!
reminds me of the big oly desert racer
drinking oly as i type!!!
that car looks familiar. did it come out of Estacada, Or
Back in the last millenium we could get Olympia and Hamms here.#!!!%^^!!!# 's quit shipping it in and now we have the usual stumpwater.
I miss that cartoon bear Hamms had-saw him a lot when I drank too much.
Yeah Olympia beer is hard to come by here if you can get it at all. I dont know where originaly the coupe came from but this is how I bought it,
Hey Slam, Did you get the thing timed? How is it running with the new distributor?
"Hey Slam, Did you get the thing timed? How is it running with the new distributor?"
Runs like a top! I feel a huge power increase.
I toured the Oly brewery in '79 with my parents on the way back from a road trip to Alaska in the family motorhome. I can still smell the the beer.....no wait, that the smell of the beer in my hand. Oly is hard to find here in So Cal.
Just looked it up. Olympia is owned by SABMiller, who owns Pabst and they closed the brewery in Washington and now make it Texas! Oh the horror. The truly sad part of this is Olympia's claim to fame was the Artesian Wells that the water came from to make the unique taste, remember their slogan was "It's the water"
As for Hamms, I have a really cool collection of the Hamms bear stuff - Mugs, the original Mini Fridge Keg, Glasses, Slat & Pepper shakers, even a stuffed Hamms bear from the 50's
Thats to bad, I noticed about a year ago it was getting hard to find figured something like that must have happend. No short supply of hamms though
I like this oly car too.yeah we can't get it here in Tucson,another thing I miss from Portland
Vern Moats had the first Oly sponsored funny car.
I think Mike Miller had the sponsorship later on.
Yeah thats right,in the late 70s when I worked on Nitro Nicks flopper we were at a race when we ran Ivo....while on the shut down Miller was runnin someone when the trans blew up in the car,caused a huge fireball and blew the OLY body off the car (along with the firebottles).when it came to a stop about 50 feet from us on its side and we worked to get Mike out all he could say was "But I hit the fire bottles"..after he didnt even buy us a beer...ah good old 32 funny car races...oh yeah I dig the two tone A-bone
No Oly back in this area but Hamms is easy to find. I have noticed that Miller has retained the distinct differences in the beers they own. I give them some credit for that. My dad drank Oly in the 70s. Prob was the first beer I sipped!
A little O.T. but for you guys around Protland try http://www.johnsmarketplace.com/ for specialty beers they have over a 1000 different kinds its pretty amazing
it's the water, my beer of choice when i was in high school.
When it came to Milwaukee in 76 everyone was drinking it and then back to PBR
Haha that's where I get my mail....... yes, at the beer store....
They also fill Oly and Rainier at the Miller Brewery in Irwindale California.It went from Artesian well water to dead body,dirty diaper floatin,homeless bath water from the LA river.
Always was and always will be...
I prefer home brew but I guess I would drink Oly if there was nothing else available.
i took the tour of the plant in the 70's too.
My first beer was an Olympia! That was a long time ago...
I remember my high school days in Astoria Oregon,, making a looper with my Buds and a case of Oly,, Did anybody ever play the dot game on the back of the label? Or were the Stubbies replaced with cans before your Oly days.
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